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Inglewood Cops Still Don't Have Clear Motive, Suspects in Cali Swag Member M-Bone's Shooting

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Police in Inglewood are working to determine who fatally shot Cali Swag rapper Mante "M-Bone" Talbert Sunday night, but as of yet have no motive or suspects, even after speaking with multiple witnesses. Authorities, however, have been able to get "a description of the car that was involved," in the drive-by shooting, according to L.A. Now.

A rep from the rap group Cali Swag have released a statement about the group's loss, reports MTV:

"Cali Swag District member Mante 'M-Bone' Talbert was the victim of a random act of violence last night, Sunday, May 15th in his hometown of Inglewood, CA. As police are still investigating the shooting and untimely death we ask that anyone with information contact the Inglewood Police Department. Mante, aged 22, was the comedic entertainer of Cali Swag District (who helped launch 'The Dougie' to mainstream audiences) and was an inspiration to his family, friends and fans. He was a hardworking, passionate artist and dancer that will be deeply missed."

To honor Talbert, last night "about 200 family members, friends and fans gathered for a vigil in front of the liquor store where Talbert was slain," notes the Times.

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The young rapper was shot twice in the head while seated in a vehicle outside a liquor store.